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Friday, February 6, 2015

Review: First Grave on the Right

Title: First Grave on the Right
Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #1
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Lorelei King
Release Date: February 1st 2011
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchased
Buy: Audible, AmazonBarnes & Noble
Rating: 4.0-stars 

Melissa's Review:

Charley Davidson is a character I've been hearing about for awhile now. She's a private investigator that just happens to also be a grim reaper. If that's not enough, she helps solve cases with her Uncle who works for the police department. This is the first book in the series and Charley is helping with the curious case of three lawyers being murdered in the same day. The ghosts come to Charley since she's basically a beacon to them so they can cross through her. I haven't read many grim reaper types of books, so this one was of a major interest to me. It's not all work and no play for Charley though....

Charley has been having some ongoing naughty dreams of a mystery guy. Things turn weird when she hears him call her Dutch, which only one person has called her in her entire life. Reyes, a guy she met when she was a teen is somehow entering her dreams and turning them x-rated. Woo *fans self* there are some quite steamy scenes when Reyes is involved. I'm intrigued to see how their story comes to play in the next few books in the series.

I'm loving everything about this book. The characters are awesome, I really enjoyed Charley's BFF and secretary extraordinaire, Cookie. She's witty, and a coffee addict, basically a woman after my own heart. She also keeps Charley sane by making her fill her in on all the info she misses during Charley's investigations/ghost experiences.  I highly recommend this book/audiobook (if that's your style) if you're looking for a PI/grim reaper type of read.

22 comments:

  1. Oh I'm so happy to see you tried the first book of the series. I so love it! it's a wonderful fun series and I hope you'll be as hooked as I was by the other novels.

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    1. Yep! I'm hooked, can't wait to listen to the next one :)

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  2. This is a series I need to read, I heard so much about it (in a very good way !).

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    1. I kept putting it off, so glad I got around to it though! Hope you enjoy it when you read it

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  3. It's been years since I read this book, and I really liked it too . . . so I have no idea why I haven't gotten back into it. BUT it's on the agenda. For real this time, LOL.

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    1. So many books, so little time! I know the feeling, hope you get back to the series sometime in the near future :)

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  4. I love this series. Cookie and her daughter are great. Uncle Bob is a lot of fun too. Lorelei King is perfect for this series. So glad you are enjoying.

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    1. I'm so glad yall recommended I listen to the audiobooks, I completely agree w/ the narrator choice.

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  5. YAY! So, SO glad to hear you loved it! :) I read the first two instalments in the series and cracked myself up!! I love Darynda's writing style and I definitely have to make time for the other instalments in this great series, especially considering they're already on my shelf ;)

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    1. I'm really digging her writing style! Need to listen to book two asap ;)

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  6. I remember thinking I want Reyes to visit me in my dreams too! Now that's a Mountain Man!

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  7. This is a good book. I haven't been up with the series. I think I read up to the third book. I really need to catch up on these.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

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    1. You're farther ahead than I am! Can't wait to start the next one :)

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  8. Oh I'm still in the haven't tried it yet group. I really need to get on them soon. Yall tempt so badly with them.

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    1. Ohhh girl, I think you'll really enjoy this series. I started on book three for some reason, glad I finally got around to starting it in the proper order lol

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  9. I really need to give this series a try. I have heard so many good things about it. :)

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    Stormi
    Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!

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    1. Thanks Stormi! Hope you enjoy the series if you get to it. I've heard great things about each book in the series so far :)

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  10. awesome book review, thank you

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  11. Oh, I will be reading this soon. I have the first book...dang you be beating me on these read yo! lols!!!

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  12. Charley and Cookie are awesome, this is by far my most favorite series!

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